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BC Ferries provides passenger and vehicle ferry services to 45 ports of call across coastal BC, with sailings to and from Metro Vancouver, Vancouver Island, the Sunshine Coast, the Gulf Islands, and Northern BC. BC Ferries Vacations also offers over...more
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11300 Patricia Bay Highway | Suite 500, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 3S8, Canada
+1 888-223-3779
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Reviewed 2 days ago

He insulted my family & I, as well as my profession, when attempting to book travel arrangement through BC Ferries Vacations. Why? Wes did not listen to my preferred travel arrangements and was instantly defensive throughout the entire line of communication. What did we ever...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MisterCaptain
Reviewed 2 days ago

Ferries are clean, including the washrooms. Personnel are friendly and helpful to answer questions. We usually reserve our spot, so we don't have to wait longer for the next ferry, especially during peak seasons. The cafeteria has a good variety of food and we usually...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank EsmEricG
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We live on Vancouver Island and we use this service regularly. The ship has plenty of seating choices. Both trips as foot passengers were uncongested. The ship was clean and maintained from an observation point of view including cafeteria and washroom.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Susan L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I'm born and raised on Vancouver Island it's absolutely beautiful and I absolutely hate paying the price that they've got those fairies out to go back and forth to see my family and it's not even good service cuz you wait for hours and hours...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Tracylea99
Reviewed 3 days ago

Traveling from Vancouver Island (Nanaimo) to the mainland frequently will cost you $$$$$ and time. Long wait times especially during the summer months; the ferries fill up so quickly, I'd suggest a reservation if you know well in advance of your traveling dates. No discount...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank bleach74
Reviewed 5 days ago

There is a good choice of eating venues including a buffet for breakfast, lunch or dinner. A quiet lounge (closed doors), washroom facilities are cleaned regularly. Just an ALL AROUND great ferry! Often if there is a whale or pods of Orcas, the Captain makes...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Aside from the rates climbing every year I’ve always loved riding the ferries since I was little girl. They have gotten more and more busy with hours of long waits though. The economy has been on the rise and ferry scheduling rarely increases to accommodate...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jenn P
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you're looking for a relaxing and quality dining experience while sailing, you must spend the extra few dollars and try the buffet. I always take advantage of this and am never disappointed. The service is great and friendly and the food is as good...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Reviewed 5 days ago

Over crowded ferry terminals. The winter schedule is pathetic. The amount of traffic to going too and from Vancouver/Vancouver Island even during the week has waiting times for sailings, and guess what people, it only goes every 2 hours. That means if you have a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LendaFreeborn
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I’ve taken this ferry many times. Can be busy to drive on during peak times but walking on is never a problem

Date of experience: December 2018
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December 21, 2018|
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Response from Clark845 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't know this. I travel as a walk on and always get aboard.
November 11, 2018|
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Response from NICHOLASVancouverBc | Reviewed this property |
No not really. You can take a bus into Vancouver from the US and then public transit to the ferry or a bus that goes to Victoria and goes on the ferry with you. Bon voyage.
September 22, 2018|
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Response from WestCoastBrando | Reviewed this property |
Getting a cabin is definitely worth it. For a little extra you can get the VIP cabin which is very spacious and comfortably sleeps 4. It has satilite TV, a fridge and a full bathroom. Lots of power plugs to charge you... More